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Xbox Series V is a rumoured all-digital Series X

(Image credit: Idle Sloth)

Rumours of a third next-gen Xbox console have surfaced, potentially pointing to an all-digital version of the Xbox Series X (opens in new tab). Images shared last night appear to show the Xbox Series V, a mid-point between the two currently-announced versions.

The rumours appear to have stemmed from Twitter user Idle Sloth, who shared an off-screen image showing the alleged Series V between the Series X and Xbox Series S (opens in new tab) console. Idle Sloth states that the Series V would fit between the S and X in terms of power. The attached image also suggests that the V would be all-digital, as there’s no sign of the disk drive that accounts for some of the Series X’s significant bulk.

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This is far from an entirely watertight rumour - it wouldn’t take too much photoshop expertise to have conjured up a picture of a slightly smaller Series X and adapted a logo to fit - but it could link to an as-yet unexplained Xbox codename that’s been doing the rounds recently.

While the Series X and Series S were known within Microsoft as Anaconda and Lockhart, back in July a third codename, Edinburgh (opens in new tab), showed up in the Xbox One’s operating system. There’s no official word on what Edinburgh might refer to at the moment, but the two potential frontrunners are a more powerful all-digital console and something pertaining to cloud service Project xCloud.

Whether the Series V is linked to either xCloud or a new console, we probably won’t find out more this side of the Xbox Series X release date (opens in new tab). Of course, it’s possible that the entire thing is a fake, but that wouldn’t provide any explanation for the Edinburgh codename.

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Ali Jones
Ali Jones

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